SAMHSA recently publicized its eight Strategic Initiatives, and the first of them is the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Included in that is the prevention of suicide among our nation’s youth.
You can read all about what SAMHSA is doing to prevent suicides on college campuses through The Campus Suicide Prevention Grants program in this article from SAMHSA’s newsletter. The program supports colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide among students and to enhance services for students with depression, substance abuse, and other behavioral health problems that put them at risk of suicide.
For more suicide prevention resources, check out http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx.